IV Therapy & Blood Withdrawal

Healthcare Provider Authorized Course
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Upon completion of this class the student, LVN, RN or other healthcare provider will have the knowledge, skills and ability to start and infuse intravenous fluids and withdraw blood.

Students will perform as many Blood Withdrawal and IV insertions on the mannikins as necessary until comfortable and confident, followed by 3 live Blood Withdrawals and 3 live IV insertions with classmates (or a proxy).

Course Description

  • IV & Blood Withdrawal methods, PICC lines, Central lines and IV pumps.
  • Includes review of human body anatomy & functions, electrolytes and fluids, IV solution concentrations, IV preparation, vein selection and live practice.
  • The course meets the requirements of the Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians for Licensed Vocational Nurses to become certified in I.V. therapy and blood withdrawal.

Course Content

Theory Content

  • Business and Professions Code Requirements
  • Psychological preparation of the patient 
  • Universal precautions for infection control 
  • Intravenous Therapy
  • Indications for intravenous therapy
  • Types of venipuncture devices
  • Types of delivery systems
  • Types of intravenous fluids 
  • Preparation and immobilization of the venipuncture site 
  • Observation of the patient 
  • Regulation of the fluid flow 
  • Local and systemic reactions 

Clinical Content

  •    Students will perform a minimum of 3 blood withdrawals and 3 IV starts
  •    Methods of blood withdrawal
  •    Venipuncture 
  •    Skin puncture 
  •    Arterial puncture 
  •    Selection of appropriate method 
  •    Safety measures 
  •    Possible complications 
  •    Preparation of withdrawal sites 
  •    Preparation of equipment for intravenous therapy and blood withdrawal 
  •    Safety factors 
  •    Choice of vein 
  •    Choice of artery 
  •    Choice of device for intravenous therapy and blood withdrawal 
  •    Techniques of venipuncture 
  •    Techniques of arterial puncture
  •    Skin puncture practice
  •    Preparation of site 
  •    Preparation of equipment 
  •    Universal precautions for infection control 

Intended Audience

  • LVNs and LVN Students: This BVNPT accredited course will fulfill the mandatory requirement for licensure.
  • Students, RNs, EMTs, Certified Phlebotomy Technicians, Oral Surgery Assistants, Dentists, MRI Technicians and other Healthcare Professionals: This course is an excellent opportunity to refine and refresh your skills and/or verify your skills with your employer. MA’s may not attend this course.

Course Duration

Course Completion


Certificate of Course Completion, Continuing Education and Certification (LVN’s & LVN Students)


Certificate of Course Completion (other Healthcare Providers)

Class Price

  • $260


Schedules & Registration

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